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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people on this
day in 79 AD. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.

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The above Photos of Plaster casts were made from actual victims trapped in the lava flows of the  ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy.      

        
       

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Florida City: Gary Davis cradles his chihuahua Boo Boo in front of
his mobile home in the Goldcoaster Mobile Home Park the morning
after Hurricane Andrew.

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Washington, DC, was invaded by British forces that set fire to the
White House and Capitol on this day in 1814.

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The United States Capitol depicted after the 1812 burning of WA. D.C.


An artists depiction of the White House ruins after the conflagration
of August 24, 1814
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The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the
International Astronomical Union on this day in 2006. Pluto’s
status was changed due to the IAU’s new rules for an object
qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three rules because
it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly round
shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps
the orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.

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On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours.

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It was on this day in 1989.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. turned 77 in April.

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MERCURY REACHED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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On this day in 1974, Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe became the
first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. It had been launched
on November 3, 1973.
Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to return
high-resolution digital color images.

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A photomosaic of Mercury images taken by Mariner 10, tinted to approximate the appearance of Mercury.

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The Mount Vesuvius eruption killed approximately 20,000 people
and much of the area was buried in volcanic ash. 

 

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It happened on this day in 1814.

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On this day in 2006.

The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto’s status was changed due to the IAU’s
new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three
rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly
round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the
orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.
 

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Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Vega after her record-setting solo nonstop flight across North America, 25 August 1932. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours in her Lockheed Vega (above).

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. (NASM)

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, on display at
the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1989, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds,
was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling
on baseball.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at the start of a
news conference at Riverfront Stadium after being given his 
lifetime
suspension from baseball.

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MISSION LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Mariner 4 spacecraft.

Mariner 4 (together with Mariner 3 known as Mariner–Mars 1964) was the fourth
in a
series of spacecraft
intended for planetary exploration in a flyby mode. It was designed to conduct close up scientific observations of Mars and to transmit these observations to Earth. Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet
Mars, returning the first pictures of the Martian surface. On December 21, 1967 communications with Mariner 4 were terminated.
 

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                     Launch of Mariner 4.


The clearest Mariner 4 image showing craters.

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